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Apr 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that must now take account how to live their lives without him. >> toyota faces more trouble that could affect their bottom line in the form of historic fines. another car accident is being blamed on the accelerator problem. it will have more details later in our broadcast in our "consumer alert." >> a list of little bit of a sprinkle this morning. a couple of showers rolled through. they were not very heavy. it did not last long. check out the temperatures. this is more like a summer. 84 downtown. let us say it again. 84 degrees downtown. the normal high today is 61. at the airport it is 81. it is cooler down to the south. 85-88 generally, more like 88 and maybe even 89 downtown. we will flirt with a 90 degrees today and tomorrow. they are calling for a high of 90 in d.c.. morse on for at least one more day. details on another -- more sunshine poured least one more day. details on another front. >> thank you. legislatures have a lot of work to do is only a handful of bills have been passed. some believe this is an election year and politicians are playing it safe. we have more on the s
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Apr 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
's again before the end of the season. >> a fallout with congress could cost toyota a hefty fine. the government wants the company to pay after failing to disclose information about all to gas pedals. they will pay a record $16.4 million. executives are probably thinking less about what is in their bank accounts and more about what a fine could do to their image. correct toyota knew back sean -- on -- >> toyota the back on september 29 about the pedals. >> we will have more on the possible funds coming up. >> in session 2010, it is down the next few days for legislators to battle on the floor. only 43 pieces of legislation has passed. jennifer franciotti is live with details on bills still on the floor. >> it is going to be a very busy week. a lot of unfinished business. the house has passed 15 pieces of legislation. the senate has passed 28. they will resume debate on ninth gang bill. some believe the definition -- debate on the a gang bill. some believe the definition is too broad. they also will look at cell phone bills. the senate is trying to decide on pieces of sex offender
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Apr 6, 2010 5:30am EDT
department is using toyota to drive home a point to all automakers. it is facing a record-setting fine for not notifying the government quick enough about defective gas pedals. here are more details. >> good morning. transportation secretary ray lahood says his agency has proved that toyota knew about the sticky gas pedal last fall, but did not issue a recall until january of this year. in the middle of an advertising blitz shifting public opinion, to yield to get slapped with a record $16.4 million fine. it is the maximum possible and the largest ever for waiting too long to alert authorities in drivers that sticky gas pedals could be a safety problem. >> oracle is to make sure that the vehicles are 100% safe. >> secretary ray lahood announced it monday, after millions of recalls of toyota vehicles. the president of toyota tried to explain what led to the defect in several vehicles. >> [unintelligible] >> the fine is all about being too slow. the agency says it has proved that toyota failed to live up to its legal obligations. he says they knowingly hid a dangerous defect four months
NBC
Apr 5, 2010 6:30pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast this monday night, the max, the feds hit toyota with the maximum possible fine for those defective gas pedals. is this the beginning. >>> game on. tiger woods gets ready for the masters and meetshe press. >>> shakeup. a california earthquake hits southern california. how bad was it and what is to come. >>> and the underdogs. they seemingly came out of nowhere. tonight they play for all the marbles and now you will know their names. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we begin with a breaking news story out of west virginia where there has been an accident and apparent explosion in a coal mine. getting coal out of the ground is a daily part of life in that part of the country. it appears disaster has struck the mining industry once again. ron allen has been following this story since the first word of possible loss of life and miners trapped underground. >> reporter: it is difficult to tell exactly what has happened. an explosion in a coal mine can be a difficult and deathly situation. 21 miners are unaccount
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Apr 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
federal stimulus money? we will tell you. plus, toyota is facing more penalties from the u.s. government. what is one of the number of missteps for the automaker. 11 new restaurant in the area will be hit with both old and young. >> we have rain and snow up in the mountains on the doppler is a cold start to the weekend. your 70 forecast is coming up. right now, we are down to 46. winds are >> tonight, the government is considering another fine for toyota. at toyota is already facing a fine of more than $60 million for failing to alert officials of the problem. more than 200 lawsuits have been filed against toyota. believe it will mushroom into one of the biggest liability cases ever. >> in our economy report, the state is estimating that 40% went to minorities. 25% of the $600 million received only $85 million. a strong finish to the week on wall street. the dow finished up more than 70 points and even touched the 11,000 mark for the first time since september 2008. lows of just short of the 11,000 mark. -- it closed just short of the 11,000 mark. >> governor marco malley is getting mary
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Apr 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
. sales of ford's "f" series picked up. they had marched increases. and even the toyota tundra sought its march sales jumped 94%. -- saw it'ss march sales jumped 94%. here is a bloomberg business report. >> another sign of improvement in the labour market. home depot is adding jobs for the first time in four years. they are anticipating a rebound in sales. heather -- healthy demand for paint is one reason. the treasury department is made more than $10 billion in profits. it may end up losing money on the tarp program. stocks continued to climb higher yesterday. growth in the service industry was seen. the local bloomberg maryland and that also saw a gain. an aluminum giant will have thousands of dollars in charges. a report of next week. other carriers are charging 13% more for the travel season. the average round-trip fare jumped four rockets $71 from 4 rogers $15 years ago. -- $471 from $415 years ago. but hotel rates are still cheap this summer. wbal tv 11 news. >> millions of women suffer from migraines that can be brought on from a variety of triggers such as food, stress, lack of sl
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Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, toyota agrees to pay a fine of more than $16 million, stemming from the defect in its vehicles. it was pleased because the government says toyota delayed on telling them about sticking gas pedals. the a maker agreed to pay a but denies the allegation that it violated the law. a transportation official says toyota wanted to avoid contesting it in court. the government claims toyota knew about the problems last september but failed to issue a recall until january. 8 million toyota vehicles worldwide are affected by the recall. many people are still looking for jobs these days, but once a land that interview, how can you make yourself standout? tracy get some expert advice. >> you can blow an interview, absolutely. >> you are lucky to get in the door, but you are one of many. you cannot lose sight of that. >> two interviewed experts agree to tell us the dos and don'ts. they say some things are obvious the people must them all the time. harrah's is president of first financial burdens as cannot overstate your experience >> they do reference checking or people who may know the perso
NBC
Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. police say that a toyota truck collided with a compact car. the driver of the car died at the scene. the driver of the truck has been taken to shock trauma. no word on what caused the accident. four city firefighters are recovering with a pair of fire trucks collided. they were making their way to wait to doubt -- two-alarm fire. charges have been filed, brittany garcia torched her boyfriend's apartment in the 3900 block of liberty avenue last week following an argument. she faces 24 counts. coming up, china is had by major earthquakes. a look at more of the damage as we cover the world. still being called a miracle, we will hear the story of - are you chronically ill and can't work? are you mentally ill and can't work? are you physically disabled and can't work? then the law firm of disability associates should be working for you. for years, disability associates has been working with our clients to get them the social security benefits that they deserve. don't be just another client at another law firm. - depend on disability associates because social security disability law is al
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Apr 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
money back from toyota. this could mean money back from drivers who have paid deductibles. at least six insurers have started reviewing claims involving reclaimed vehicles. toyoda called the move common practice. >> the company is fixing tens of thousands of cars. we have today's business news with jane king. good morning. >> toyota it is expanding its recall on some suv's. they are recalling 21,000 land cruisers in europe. toyota it is halting land cruiser production in japan. they are recalling 9400 lexus vehicles in the u.s. they share the same stability control system. lexus dealers should have the software to repair the suv's by the end of this month. we have laid flat start to things this morning. goldmansachs -- things will be interesting. we did have a big boost at citibank. the mass of volcanic eruption in iceland may have the maryland hotel industry feeling stress. they are in a holding pattern. others are unable to get to their destination. consolation energy said more than one under 50 children will join their parents where volunteers will make 1500 sandwiches for local soup
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Apr 28, 2010 5:36pm EDT
. >> setting on your bills may be just a mouse click away, and toyota announces another recall. >> toyota has announced yet another recall involving support utility vehicles from 2003. toyota says they have no reports of accidents or injuries. owners will receive a software upgrade so they can fix the problem. the newly merged stanley black and decker has announced its first round of layoffs of 30 employees this week. last month, stanley bought black and decker in a four $0.50 billion deal. at the time, the companies said they expected 250 employees to be trimmed from maryland area. the nation's largest retailer is looking to slow its opening of supercenters and build smaller stores. a perfect example is in baltimore where walmart is planning to open a store in remington. some analysts believe the company is starting to run out of places to build supercenters. every dollar helps in this tough economy, whether you want to find a cheaper place to rent or cut down on their car payment. there are websites that can help you keep more of your dollars in your wallet. >> i was able to save $20,000. >
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Apr 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
spokesperson robert gibbs called karzai's comment, quote genuinely troubling. >>> in the wake of toyota's unprecedented global recall over sticky gas pedals the u.s. government has made an unprecedented move of its own, seeking the maximum penalty of punishment for the automaker's failure to act swiftly when lives were at stake. on monday transportation secretary ray lahood proposed toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million, after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year, but waited until late january to issue a recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits, which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. >>> and now, here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. in vermont, authorities just released surveillance video of a police officer firing a pepper gun at a man in a holding cell. the 26-year-old man, who was handcuffed at the time, can also be seen laying on the ground as the officer puts a bag over his head. the officer resigned following an internal inv
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
this morning toyota is expected to sign paperwork for agreeing to the largest government penalty ever against an ought maker relating to its sticking gas pedal recall. according to a department of transportation official, by paying the record $16.4 million fine, the maximum allowed by law, toyota is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect. the japanese automaker is expect ed to pay the penalty before to avoid going to court. while toyota is not expected to admit to any specific wrongdoing. paying the fine will not release toyota from civil or criminal actions. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news today early today in america. new york police are asking for the public's help in identifying four young women who stole nearly 4,000 dollar in lingerie. two of the women distracted a store clerk while the others stuffed merchandise into their shopping bags. employees describe the suspects as young, possibly high school or college students. >>> some 50 new jersey residents are out of house and home this morning after a massive fire ripped through two apartment bui
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Apr 22, 2010 12:35am EDT
his company's 1.3 million car recall on a parts supplier owned by toyota. [ laughter ] i'm just waiting for people to start blaming everything on toyota. it's like the unemployment rate, the kennedy assassination, global warming. [ light laughter ] [ as al gore ] "this is a photo of a glacier before toyota came along. [ laughter ] and this is a photo of it now." [ light laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] here's a big story out of washington. the senate voted against a plan to send a $250 check to 57 million elderly people. in the end, senators decided not give the elderly money, because you know, they're just going to spend it on drugs. [ laughter ] "my pills!" you guys excited for the oscars? [ cheers and applause ] oh, i love the oscars. actually, i just filled out my office oscar pool just today. for best actor, i have james cameron for his role as guy pretending to be happy when his ex-wife beats him for best director. [ laughter ] so, that's checked off. i feel good about that. this is pretty strange, there's a new device that can find porn on any computer just by plugging
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Apr 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
for vacation apartment once toyota to pay. -- the transportation department wants toyota to pay. the transportation secretary says he has evidence toyota knew of the problem in late september but did not issue a recall until late january. since then, toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s.. toyota has yet to accept or to -- or refused the proposal. you've heard about the benefits of breast-feeding, but a new study shows it can save billions of dollars a year. >> and how weather can affect migraines. >> and fraught -- some lucky children enjoy the annual easter egg roll. >> coming if we don't know how many people there are, how do we know how many roads we need? the census helps us know exactly what we need, so everyone can get their fair share of funding. we can't move forward until you mail it back. 2010 census. >> proving itself to be a success with its 100,000 passenger. it travels the busy downtown corridor. it ridership has averaged more than 1200 passengers per day. >> in tonight's medical alert, breast feeding can save the lives of nearly 1000 babies
NBC
Apr 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and bitten by bugs, but otherwise ok. >> one of the luxury vehicles made by toyota has been recalled. >> we will tell you how toyota is responding. >> it maybe baseball season in baltimore, but it is never too soon to start thinking about tomorrow. we will talk about the upcoming nfl draft. >> we will also have a brief interruption of our fantastic spring weather. this could last the next couple of days. it is 49 >> with less than two weeks before the nfl draft, the baltimore ravens held a luncheon to discuss the process. the coaches talked about what it means to play like a raven. >> guys have a chance to get into these different spot. who is going to make our team the best it can possibly be? the ravens have done a great job of that for years. >> the nfl will take on a new look this year. coming up tonight at 6:00, we take a closer look at the raven's a draft process. >> now, you're into weather forecast -- your instaweather forecast. >> light rain is continuing to fall in some areas. that trend should continue overnight. rain is heading toward the south and east. i -- skies should actual
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Apr 13, 2010 6:30pm EDT
spirit there. >>> new trouble for toyota. one group is warning consumers they should to the buy a certain vehicle. >>> and lost and found. a positive outcome tonight in the kind of story that all too often doesn't end this well. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. he is a genuine american hero. neil armstrong is the first man on the moon. since those years he receded into a quiet life in america. there is no neil armstrong action figure, no chain of restaurants, and while he's walked on the moon, he's never been tempted to dance with the stars. our veteran space correspondent jay barbree exclusively obtained a letter written by neil armstrong and several other icons of the space program. it directly challenges president obama's reported plans to idle the u.s.-manned space program. astronauts armstrong, jim lovell write, "without the skill and experience actual spacecraft operation provides, the usa is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity. and on this anniversary of the space disaster, it is the choice a presiden
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 6:30pm EDT
's next at aarp.org. >>> toyota announced a recall of one of its suv. if 2010 lexus gs 460 to reprogram an electronic stability control system. consumer reports issued a rare don't buy warning because of a rollover risk. toyota said its own testing confirmed the problem and they would solve the problem. toyota agreed to pay the biggest government-ordered fine ever, $16.4 million as punishment for its handling of sudden acceleration problems. the transportation department said toyota hid information about sticking gas pedals the problem that led to the recall of 2.3 million vehicles worldwide. toyota agreed to pay the fine, the company denies it violated u.s. laws. >>> this was inevitable. after spirit airlines announced its intention to charge to put a piece of luggage in the overhead compartment other carriers are signing a pledge not to do that, american, delta, jetblue, united and us airways. >>> if george washington hadn't given so much to his country he would otherwise owe one heck of a fine. two books were checked out of a new york library in 1789 by president. that was him. they
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Apr 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
on the automakers today. especially toyota. >> the fastest growing airline is speeding things up. we will tell you how they are making things easier for you to get to your destinations faster. we go through them all the time. doors that mark the day's events. new beginnings. endings. routines. revealing the stories and dramas -- the victories and challenges -- that help us go through new doors of our own. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. >> it doesn't really matter what the traffic is like. >> there is nothing happening on the roads at the moment. we are looking at an easy start to your thursday morning commute. 61-mile-per-hour there on the northeast side. not bad on the west side. we're at 50-mile-per-hour. 59 toward baltimore national pike in the outer loop. problem free on the harrisburg expressway. we can check drive types as well. 11 minutes on the outer loop. about a five-minute ride from the area of 95 at the 895 split down towards fort mchenry. that's a new camera. nice to see that and nice to see especially that there are not delays there. now a live view of traffic at the we
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Apr 11, 2010 2:30am EDT
. toyota is facing a record fine by federal officials. the national highway traffic safety administration wants toyota to pay more than $16 million. the agency says toyota failed to notify federal safety officials by that pedal defect in its cars. one airline is getting into the spirit of charging more. spirit airline announcing passengers will soon have to pay for carry on luggage. it will cost $45 to bring a bag on board that can't be stowed under a seat. next week china's president will be visiting the states and americans will be paying their taxes. form labor secretary is here. so let's kick it off here with jobs, obviously the biggest problem facing the economy here in america. you're the former labor secretary. what should the government be doing right now to help businesses create those new jobs we're looking for? >> well, small businesses are the major creator of jobs in america. they are having a hard time getting credit. one thing the government can do is simply to help the banks, regional banks, smaller banks, the sort that small businesses use to get credit to those small bus
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Apr 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
determined she died from trauma. toyota may have finally agreed to make amends for the handling of its recent recall. we will have details on the straight ahead. >> toyota may be on the verge of another recall. this time on the lexus line. >> they will always be a fixture. how you can catch governor o'malley hanging out in city hall for years to come. >> we want to go home. >> a sentiment across the board, but there is good news for stranded passengers. >> maybe a little wet weather through the middle of the week. the weather forecast is straight ahead. 49 degrees of the >> the city hall says family along with city officials were there for the unveiling of martin o'malley house official portrait as mayor. it will hang in the press room along with paintings of other former mayors. >> speaking of gov. o'malley, he will kick off his election campaign next week. the official announcement will come during a series of defense stifel 22. a highly anticipated rematch of the 2006 gubernatorial race, o'malley is expected to face bob. rohrbaugh is calling it quits for. he says he will resign september 1
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Apr 28, 2010 11:00pm EDT
a climate in the first place. >> in tonight's consumer alert, there is yet another recall in toyota involving 2003 toyota sequoyah suv's. there is an issue with the stability control system. toyota says there are no reports of crashes or injuries. owners can bring their vehicles in to get update in the software. >> the future of horizon -- verizon fios is still up in the air. fios is currently offered in surrounding counties, but the company has not announced any plans to expand into the city. a company official offered this explanation. >> we never said we were not coming to baltimore with fios, but clearly, putting pressure on us, trying to do these proceedings, trying to put the company and a negative light is not a good way to convince us to bring fios to the city. >> company officials have said in the past that verizon is focused on areas where they have already been approved to expand. marylanders pay heavily for road repairs. drivers pay about $100 more per year to fix bad roads than those in other states. the added expense for highway deterioration is about $425 and cost mor
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Apr 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >> all right, rafael, thanks. >>> earnings buzz, palm gets gobbled an yet another toyota recall. your early morning headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, she finally speaks and tells all, actually even more than you might have expected. >>> the bucks have one for the road, china's loss is america's gain, and a giant collapse in washington. you're watching "early today." >>> hi, everybody. good morning. yesterday a divided supreme court refused to order the removal of a world war i memorial cross from government land in california's mohave desert. a lower court had found the cross violated a constitutional ban on government endorsement of religion, but in yesterday's 5 to 4 ruling the high court said the cross can stay with justice anthony kennedy writing, quote, the constitution does not oblige government to avoid any public acknowledgement of religion's role in society. >>> the republican party could soon lose a party member. florida governor charlie crist will reportedly announce today he's running as an independent for the senate in november's election. the expected switch sets t
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Apr 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>> toyota executives thinking of local dealers for helping them rebound from millions of recalls. toyota executives withheld information about accelerator problems. the company faces a $16 million fine for the cover-up. despite the bad news, tokyo that stands by the repairs it has made. a january statement said they needed to come clean. 2 million vehicles are having sticky accelerator pedals address. writer ship was up 4.3% during the first -- ridership was up 4.3% during the first quarter of this year for amtrak. high fuel prices are factored in the growth. a new virus could ruin your computer. the virus is disguised as a message asking you to look a provocative photos or video. the message may seem real. it looks like it is set by one of four facebook friends or twitter followers. if clicked, it will download to your computer and send the same bogus message to all of your friends. always keep your anti virus software updated. if you click on the link, use a reputable anti virus software program to clean up your computer. >> that is right. opening day is only hours away. in fact, the f
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Apr 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. could embattled auto maker toyota be slapped with yet another penalty? what the u.s. government is saying toyota failed to do again. will have the stories when you >> a lot cooler than it was a short time ago. >> the nice weather is going to last into the upcoming weekend. 63 tomorrow. 73 on sunday. we want to congratulate thomas knott. he is the state champion of the geography bee. he is from bethesda. he is going to represent the state in the national geographic be. an eighth grader was in third place. you would not believe the knowledge this kid has. >> let us look et al. or news. thank you for joining us. so send us your answers today. and mail back the census. because they're the first step toward a happier, healthier community. fill it out and mail it back today. toward20 census., healthier community.
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Apr 18, 2010 11:00pm EDT
concerning toyota and that regard fine in the doe lay of reporting the gas pedals. good news over airline's and the couldn't row controversial carry on fee. and dancing to finet a cure. >> readings will be kind of quold tonight. the forecast for the week ahead is coming up with clearing skies. right now, the temperature dropped off at 46 andd >> late breaking news from washington. toyota is degreed to pay a $16 million fine for waiting to report the gas pedal problem. by law, the car maker should have reported the defect within five days of finding it. transportation secretary acoozed the secretary of avoiding reporting the problem for four months. >> just a few weekends left to go house shopping. explaining what you need to know to cash in. >> first-time home buyers. it's like we are competing for the money. >> she took it. $8,000 towards the pump of this town home. we'll put it back in the house. >> the result was a $6500 credit for some looking to move up. >> people wanting to take advantage are trying to get iner under that headline. you have until june to settle. they need a downpour
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Apr 29, 2010 5:00am EDT
brand. toyota it is recalling 50,000 sequoya suv's. they need to control that. no accidents or injuries have been linked to this control f law. toyota will reimburse you for those charges. i'm jane king. back to you. >> thank you. passengers may get a break from the waiting game as new airline delayed rules kick in today. an airline will have limits to how long they can make passengers wait before they can take off. after two hours of delays, passengers must be given water and food. after three hours, airlines must offer passengers the option of getting off the plane. >> they will cancel those flights. the flights are so heavily booked and it will take a long time to get passengers out to their destination. >> airlines could be fined more than $27,000 per passenger. >> 44 degrees. we will get another look at your morning commute. >> you have heard about the miracle on ice. it plays out like the migraine on ice for the capitals. you'll see why. >> e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> now 11 sports. >> the good news for the orioles comes out of the minor leagues. there was a
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Apr 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
prescriptions -- new at 6:00 p.m. >> the transportation department seems to be using toyota to drive home a point to automakers. >> not notifying the government quickly enough about defective gas pedals is the issue. we have the story from washington. >> in it -- in the middle of an advertising blitz aimed at shifting public opinion, toyota gets slapped with a $16.4 million fine, the maximum possible and the largest ever for waiting too long to alert authorities and drivers that the sticky gas pedal could be a problem >> our goal is to make sure that -- could be a problem. >> our goal is to make sure that we do not have a problem. >> toyota's president tried to explain what led to the dangers of defect in some vehicles. >> i fear the pace with which we have grown may have been too quick. >> but the fine is all about being too slow in eight -- to slow. in a statement, ravenwood says the government has proved that -- ray lahood says the government has proved that toyota knowingly failed to live up to expectations. for months, they did not take action to protect millions of drivers and their
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Apr 19, 2010 7:00am EDT
, everyone. >>> today, toyota is agreeing to pay a record fine stemming from its gas pedal problems. tom costello is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: today is the deadline for toyota to accept or fight a $16.4 million fine. the company is expected to pay up, the largest fine ever assessed by the government against a car maker. the government alleges toyota knew about sticking gas pedals last september, but hid the effects and issued a recall. toyota is facing mounting civil lawsuits as well as criminal investigations. a $16 million fine for toyota is really not significant, but it is yet another strike against the company's reputation. toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles in january for the sticking accelerator. the company has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide because of acceleration problems and braking problems. a government official tells nbc news by paying the full civil penalty, toyota is accepting responsibility for hiding this safety defect from nhtsa, the national highway safety administration, in violation of the law. it now has 30 days to write
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Apr 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
targeted apartments and other residential buildings. >>> toyota's facing a record fine, more than $16 million for not telling officials quickly enough about safety problems with sticky gas pedals. the department of transportation says toyota hit a dangerous defect for months from u.s. officials. >>> mexico's president got a firsthand look on monday at damage caused by sunday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake just south of the california border. a strong 4.9 aftershock last nightcaped a day of more than 100 smaller tremors. two people died in the quake and at least 45 businesses and about a dozen homes were destroyed in the hardest hit city of mexicali, mexico. >>> a 10-year-old pare air girl is recovering after pretty bad accident over the weekend. her thigh was impaled by a fence post as she was trying to retrieve a ball. doctors performed surgery to remove it from her leg and they expect her now to make a full recovery. it is now eight minutes past the hour. back over to you two, tamron and matt. >> she's lucky. ann, thank you. >>> let us get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> t
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Apr 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. toyota keeps plans bring customers back to the troubled automaker. they are expected to expire next week, but toyota says some lost ground. deep discounts help sales surged 40% in march. and a "usa today" report shows police are cracking down on speeding. officers who once looked the other way when drivers were five or 10 miles over the limit now to be pulling them over. studies from two different groups have found an increase in the number of traffic tickets written during a recession. what hobbies or small favors would you be willing to pay by dollars for? or what would you do for $5? the website fiver.com lets people advertise services from the predictable like caricature drawings to the art like making up an alibi. all for a bargain price of five bucks. you have been serving the internet this morning, you may have come across a startling discovery google has changed its name. popular search engine is now called topeka. the website is going through a transition and had some branding issues this morning. google officials say it was just to give up a recognizable name. oh, by the way, t
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Apr 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
's rates compare to the rest of the country. >> just when toyota's problems seem to be settling down, the automaker puts the brakes on one of its lexus models. >> here he is. >> he is here. >> but where specifically? >> it looked like that. >> and we will tell you how the baltimore city police department is using modern technology to make fighting crime a bit easier. >> changes on the way in the weather. the chilly rain todaying moving south. skies are clearing out. it is going to be cool in the morning, but a warm up is in the way. >> and then, g.m.'s, you use it to get home. now baltimore comes are using it to fight crime. the new tech noth >> well, tonight our i team gets an inside look at the latest step baltimore police are taking to use technology to head off crime. >> the same system that is used to navigate roads is now used for public safety. jayne miller has details. >> the yorlse opening day drew big crowds. fans may have gotten lost in it, but city police officers working the stadium that day we were accounted for every moment through satellite tracking. >> the officers l
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Apr 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >>> the headaches are piling on for toyota. the automaker that has been slammed with recalls now says it's temporarily halting sales of its lexus gx 460 after consumer reports issued a beware, don't by warning. consumer reports found in its test that the vehicle's electronic stability control took too long to kick in when the suv slid out of control during sharp turns. the magazine says that can lead to rollover accidents. toyota will now be conducting its own tests. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in oklahoma police are searching for a suspected burglar who broke into a drugstore and left a blooper tape in his tracks. surveillance video captured the suspect who came in through the roof, trying to flee the same way, and falling from the ceiling at least six times. >>> in virginia, mall-goers were in for quite a surprise when a disoriented deer crashed through the window of a coffee shop and then ran into the shopping center. security cameras captured the animal dashing through the halls. unfortunately, though, the deer had to be put dow
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Apr 23, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >>> also in new york, a 78-year-old man is blaming his toyota for a crash that left him and his wife on top of two unoccupied cars. now, the driver says his accelerator stuck causing his car to slam into two curbs and then land on top of two other vehicles. toyota, however, suggests driver error is to blame. investigators are now trying to determine the cause. >>> and alaska state troopers will present an award to buddy the german shepherd for his heroic actions. dash cam video shows the canine guide police to his owner's property which was engulfed in flame. thanks to his help the owner only suffered minor burns. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. that really is a buddy, huh? >> absolutely incredible. i love it. >> we've had so many stories where these pets are like super pets. >> that was the proof in the pudding. that was fantastic. >> absolutely. >> let's talk about the severe weather. yesterday was a dangerous day in colorado, kansas, and northern texas. that was day one of what's going b
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Apr 17, 2010 12:35am EDT
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Apr 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
networking site hopings to turn a profit. >> plus, more problems more toyota. a review telling customers not to buy a car forces the auto maker to pull it off the market. details in our consumer alert. >> that was the car you just saw there. >> difficult to see this morning. >> yeah. >> i don't even know if there are any cars on the road. according to our speed sensors, there are no delays, so that's a good thing. yeah, watch for the fog this morning, definitely reducing speeds and visibility out there. we also have this problem from yesterday, the water main break along keith avenue at clinton street, all lanes are closed there. we also have the ramps on and off from northbound and southbound 95 shut down periodically as they continue to do their work there. 50 miles per hour on southbound 95 coming out of the northeast, so perhaps getting a bit sluggish there. no problems to report further south on 95. 58 miles per hour on the west side outer loop. problem on 83 this morning, aside from the fog. 895 and i-70 looking good. live view of the fog, 83 north and southbound running without de
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Apr 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
go up. it doesn't look like a big storm. >> speaking of storms, another recall affecting toyota owners. we'll have details coming up. >> and high anxiety over the economy is getting a boost from rising gas prices. the story next in our consumer alert. >> the city of anapolis wants you to come here this morning. they have even renamed main street. i'm >> the time is 68 degrees. we begin "consumer alert" with another recall for toyota. toyata says the road salt used in cold climates could deteriorate the cable. this could cause the cable to tumble into the road causing hazards for drivers. so far there have been six complaints of tires falling off. toit -- toyota is you calling affecting owners. >> a national tax-payer advocate told a congressional committee that about 20% of i.r.s. audits done by mail in the last six months were for people that claimed the new home owner tax credits. those can delay refunds. home owners have to show documentation and that keeps them from filing electroncally. two million tax payers took advantage of the tax credits last year. >> the u.s. struggli
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Apr 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
over the skies in europe, the volcano in iceland has other plans. >> toyota takes action after one of their suv's has concerns. >> get your crazy children's books ready. you cannot donate to a great cause. stay tuned. >> your morning commute is getting a little busier. we will >> a very good tuesday morning to you. it is at 52 degrees downtown. it is milder than yesterday. we have a brisk northwest wind. we are inside at the baltimore book bag. this is a wealth of resources for anyone who needs children's books. we are talking about may 1, i saturday from 9:00 until 2:00. it is books for kids day. >> we are asking people to come out to the parking lot and drop off any books they may have. we will bring them here and get them out to schools, teachers, families, and organizations throughout baltimore. >> this is the place to come. >> you could come through on wednesdays and thursdays from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. >> you have a great volunteers. we have loyola university, the poetry club. they had a poetry reading the other night. they are up early. a great volunteer effort. all of t
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Apr 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
. there are some new problems. >> toyota it is issuing another recall involving their suv. details coming up. what do you have a plant you want to trade for another plant? i will tell you about a community plan to swap. kraft we are tracking two new accidents out there. and >> a very good morning to you. it is 46 degrees downtown. a chilly start. we will warm up today with more sunshine. we are talking about a community plan to swap. it is basically a plant trade. maybe you want to trade up to something different. you have the opportunity here. it is taking place on roosevelt avenue. ellen gardner is here. what is the premise behind this? >> just so everyone can do a better job of getting a bigger variety of plants in the yard. >> and it is economical. >> bordering between yourselves. artering want -- borderin between yourselves. >> plants you can split. herbs. potted plants. >> so basically, anything that relates to gardening. these children are the helpers'. these young ladies will be helping out. saturday 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. let's take a look at the hd doppler. the slightest chance of a t
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Apr 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
sidewalks. lofty goals. >> his studies are going well. toyota executives and dealers were helping with thousands of recalls. could they have been avoided? >> spend some time cleaning up some trash along the river and you get to do some thing like this for free. >> tiger woods makes the cut as his comeback continues. i am in augusta. >> hd doppler shows rain moving off the coast as gusty winds bring in chilly air. the weekend forecast coming up at camden yards. temperatures in the '50s. temperatures in the '50s. >> good afternoon. i am live in the 11 news room. here is what we are working on for 11 news at 6:00. the city council president is firing back after we showed he is the co-owner of a taxpayer- funded home. officials at the records ate. we are also live at annapolis, where a debate over same-sex marriage popped up. plus, >> tiger woods put in another solid performance despite the scandal that kept him out of the game for four months. >> the finished another round at augusta national and is only two shots off the clubhouse lead heading into the weekend. >> following his best
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Apr 29, 2010 12:35am EDT
-royce is offering the pentagon a special deal on engines for the joint strike fighter jet. not to be outdone, toyota is offering a special deal on engines for kamikaze pilots. [ laughter ] that's very nice. ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight. give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have an unbelievable show tonight. i'm so glad you guys are here for this. from the new film, "harry brown," a renowned actor, michael caine is here! [ cheers and applause ] wow! the movie "harry brown" is frightening. what a scary, good revenge -- if you like revenge movies, "harry brown" is the movie you've got to see. this thing is just -- i had nightmares. it was so good. it's fantastic. i have nightmares all of the time, but still -- it's also because of this movie. you know her as chloe on "24," the awesome mary lynn rajskub is joining us. i love her. [ cheers and applause ] i love her on that show. and we got some great music tonight from sharon jones and the dap-kings. [ cheers and applause ] that's what i'm talking about. what a great show. good music. hey, are there any
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Apr 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
. toyota sales led the pack with a 41% spike. all in all, u.s. auto sales picked up by 24% last month with gm and ford coming in second and third. >>> citigroup's financial services' spin-off primerica made its business debut. it shot up 31%. >>> finally if you pick up your significant other's cell phone and see an app called tiger text, beware. it enables text messages to self-destruct leaving behind only tiger tracks. the investor claims his application has nothing do with the famous golfer. rather it refers to real tigers that are no torously hard to track. >>> driet howard is magic, carmelo comes up sweet and dayton delivers. plus, high-flying ncaa dunkers. your early morning sports hel s headlines are straight ahead sfloo it's friday. coming up your weekend forecast. you're watching "early today." >>> good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." and in sports last night, two of the nba's best big men faced off as the magic battled the mavericks. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. >>> good morning. it was a battle of second-
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Apr 19, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> toyota has agreed to pay a $60 million fine. they recall more than 2 million cars because of sudden acceleration. they should have reported the defect. ray lahood accused the company of knowingly hiding the problem. the fine is the largest ever for a car maker. good news for airline fees. five major airlines have promised to not charge for an carried on the feet. ben cardin has joined charles schumer in fighting this fee. >> a huge bank is charge of fraud. jane king joins us with a look at the business news. good morning. >> good morning. we're talking about goldman sachs and a big lawsuit on friday. the sec king at a -- accusing goldman sachs of fraud. the allegations did come on friday. this came before the market collapse. the sec said goldmansachs did not tell investors about this. the investors lost about $1 billion. they may face similar lawsuits overseas. stocks were sent tumbling on friday. shares in europe are falling in europe. we may get a big announcement, from lockheed martin. they may be teaming up with sikorsky aircraft and they may bid on a new contract. best buy it
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Apr 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
serious allegations. how you can help police in the investigation. plus, toyota's troubles keep accelerating. what they may be doing with the what they may be doing with the lexus suv that is getting pande compare a well equipped lexus es, to a well-equipped buick lacrosse. get inside each. and see what you find. if perfection is what you pursue, this just might change your course. meet the new class of world class. the twenty-ten lacrosse, from buick. may the best car win. >> temperatures in the 30's in the morning, 60's in the afternoon. showers counter on wednesday. we bounced right back to 67 thursday and friday under partly sunny skies. more cigna began storms rolling through over the weekend. more steady rain sunday -- more significant storm swirling through over the weekend. steady rain on sunday. >> significance storms bring significant flowers. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.o
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Apr 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in a cold case. a body was found in owings mills back in june 2006. a month earlier, hurt toyota van was found on fire. police need your help. you have any information, you are urged to call metro crimestoppers. you could be eligible for a cash reward. the family of a paramedic who died in the 2008 helicopter crash in maryland is suing the federal government for $50 million. the attorney says his wife and young daughter deserve restitution for the acts of air traffic controllers. >> a plane that took off crashed, killing two people yesterday in kentucky. the faa says the beechcraft is registered to island trading and was headed to mississippi. the victims' identities have not been released. the cause of the accident is still under investigation. a con el airlines flight was diverted after threatening messages were found on the bathroom marrow. -- continental airlines flight. there were nearly 50 people on board. everyone was questioned. there is no word on any arrests. >> many school systems around the country continue to look for new ways to stop bullying on campus, including here i
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Apr 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
% and toyota was up nearly 35%. >> years my name, here's my number, i want a toyota and i'm going to come in and buy one. that is exactly what happened. >> the challenge will be keeping the sales up for the long haul. according to usa today, police who may have once looked the other way at drivers going five- to-10 over the speed limit appeared to be cracking down and it could be related to the economy. speeding tickets are a source of revenue. research has shown an increase in the number of speeding tickets during recessions. and there is no tolerance among state troopers. so, watch out. >> you did know it was april fool's day today, right? -- april fullsools' day today, right? the university of johns hopkins has announced that there will no longer be an "s" in john. we promise, the university doctored these photos. the good name remains. >> that is pretty funny. still to come, the obama administration looks to help students who want to go to college. coming up, what changes to the financial aid program could mean for local students. >> the phantom of the opera is a massive undertaking.
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Apr 7, 2010 6:30pm EDT
toyota. our own kelly o'donnell on capitol hill has obtained an internal e-mail written by a company executive here in the u.s. just five days before toyota announced a massive recall. in the e-mail, the company executive acknowledges the company has accelerator pedal problems. goes on to say, "we are not protecting our consumers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean." look for a lot more on this story tomorrow. >>> second story tonight concerns the airline business. news of a possible blockbuster merger combining two big brand names in the air, cnbc's david faber is with us to talk about it. what are the names and what is the likelihood here? >> the names are ual and usair. most likely it will probably happen, although it is weeks away and there are plenty of things to come in terms of hurdles they have to overcome. the airlines are still facing a prospect of not make anything money. you can charge as many people as you want for their bags, ultimately one of the best ways they perceive to actually be in a position to profit is by merging.
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Apr 16, 2010 6:30pm EDT
the best of what's next at aarp.org. >>> another problem for toyota tonight. this time it's a recall affecting about 600,000 toyota sienna minivans. the issue has to do with some rusty spare tire attachments in the back. the danger here is the tire could fall off and then, of course, cause a dangerous road hazard. >>> president obama ordered most hospitals in america to grant the same visiting rights to gay/lesbian partners that married heterosexual couples always had. the president's order was triggered in part by the case of a woman who was kept from seeing her partner as she slipped into a coma. >>> we learned today five miles from the white house there's been an extraordinary discovery underground. a jar about 3/4 full of a dark liquid turned out to be the same mustard gas chemical agent during world war i. the u.s. army used this area near now what is american university as an experimental station for developing chemical weapons during the first world war. >>> daryl gates, the outspoken former chief of the lapd has died. his tough tactics were fiercely criticized after the polic
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Apr 28, 2010 6:30pm EDT
love the air®. >>> back now with news that toyota has announced another recall, this one involving the 2003 sequoia suv. toyota wants to upgrade the stability control system on those models. the company says there has not been any accidents or injuries related to that particular system in this case. >>> there is important news tonight about alzheimer's. the seventh leading cause of death in this country, according to the alzheimer's association. finding a way to prevent the disease would be medicine's so-called holy grail. which is why today's news from the national institutes of health was so disappointing to so many people. our report on it tonight from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> daddy going to take you to school? >> reporter: jennifer beall is 38 years old. she saw two grandparents die of alzheimer's. then her father's memory began to fail as the disease struck him. >> my dad was diagnosed at 68. i have a 9-month-old and a 4-year-old. i hope i'm around to remember them. >> reporter: to try to ward off dementia, beall exercises a lot, eats a heart healthy d
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Apr 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
a toyota, there is more important news this morning. yet another recall, this time it involves 600,000 sienna minivans and we'll also look into the consumer reports "don't by" recommendation. >>> and a new biography out on the life of oprah winfrey. we'll tell you what it talk about past and present. >>> let's get start on the latest on the eruption of that volcano and the cloud of ash that continues to cause so much disruption in europe and beyond. we begin with chris jansing in iceland. chris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester, and activity at the volcano actually seems to be increasing, at least according to scientists at the university of iceland. if you look behind me, you can see just how big this ash plume has gotten. the good news is that the cloud cover has ended so scientists can look at the volcano from the air. they can look at how much of that glacier has melted, a crucial indication on how long the travel disruptions might last. by night fall friday, the volcano was again showing its power. it was an ominous dark plume filled with ash. this farmer
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